Jennifer Lopez is an actress, too, remember?
While the 45-year-old singer may be leaving a mark in music again with the recent release of her 10th album, “A.K.A.,” she won’t let anyone forget her thespian roots.
Lopez stars in the new thriller “The Boy Next Door,” out early next year. In the meantime, fans can get a feel of what’s to expect by checking out the film’s first trailer released Tuesday.
Taking a page from a highly taboo situation that occurs far too often in real life, Lopez plays Claire Peterson, a married high school teacher who sleeps with a student, Noah Sandborn, played by Ryan Guzman.
While her marriage is in turmoil, Noah picks up the pieces by charmingly complimenting her and they eventually become intimate.
“God, you’re beautiful,” he tells her.
As he tries to apologize for being so forthcoming, she interrupts flirtatiously saying, “It’s OK. It’s the nicest thing anybody said to me in a long time.”
“Well then I’m glad I said it,” he replies.
Things take a turn for the worse when Noah not only becomes her student, but befriends Lopez’s character’s teenage son, Kevin (Ian Nelson).
Noah’s admiration quickly turns to obsession as he threatens to expose their fling to her husband, played by John Corbett, and destroy her career.
“I’m going to lose my job, my son, my life,” she says frantically after Noah covers her classroom with photos of their intimate moment.
The suspenseful drama hits theaters Jan. 23, 2015.
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